An Equine Methionine Crisis is Brewing

I’ve written about soil, sulfur and Methionine deficiency often.  But everything I see says it’s getting worse. Methionine is an essential amino acid, meaning horses must get it from their diet. It is critical in protein synthesis since many proteins start with methionine and without it synthesis will stop. Methionine …

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Sugar Does Not Cause Equine Metabolic Syndrome

The wrong diet exacerbates equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) but it doesn’t actually cause it. It’s easy to see where the idea came from. When a horse/pony/donkey has metabolic syndrome it is very important to limit the sugar and starch in the diet. Starch is digested to glucose before being absorbed. …

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